More fun at Niagara Falls USA #Travel #TasteNiagara

Hopefully you have been following along with Amy ‘s recap of her time spent in Niagara Falls USA. If not, no worries! You can reader about where she stayed and what she did here

Our amazing day tasting the bounty of treats that the Niagara region has to offer didn’t end after Lockport, no siree, we next made our way to the awesome Old Fort Niagara for a tour and the most lovely dinner.
Niagra-Falls-Fort
We were met by our guide who was dressed in period costume as a French soldier (this was a French fort after all) and taken to ‎the French Castle for a look around. 
cannon-Fort-Niagara
As we walked across the bridge we looked up to see multiple cannons perched and at the ready, and walked through essentially a mini-armoury on our path to the castle. 
The fort opened its doors in 1726 and is the oldest continuously occupied military site in North America and is located in Youngstown, New York. 
At the end of 1945, many of the building were converted to temporary housing for veterans, and anti-aircraft troops were stationed there from 1952 until the last military units withdrew in 1963 so the fort has certainly seen it’s share of colourful characters over time. 
Niagara-Falls-castle
As the weather had sadly ‎decided not to cooperate we couldn’t have our picnic, but it turned out beautifully as we were treated to dinner in for officer’s dining room!
We had gone from our metaphorical ‘Taste of Niagara‘ to time for the literal tasting. And I for one was blown away.
pigs-head
Our lovely appetizer meat board and cheese plate came from Carmelo’s and was paired with Black Bird Cider Works semi-sweet organic cider. Oh my. What a wonderful pairing it was. It really amazes me how different foods can bring out the flavours in beverages. Produced with local apples from Black Bird Cider Works, this was a light and lovely treat.
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Next up was a pig roast and the yummiest sidew salads from local meat market and slaughterhouse, Dispenza’s. They pride themselves on quality and believe me, it was echoed in their food. The bbq sauce for our sandwiches was even made with the wine we had with this course, Arrowhead Spring. Another local winery, I adored their Riesling, but they had a full selection including Pinot Noir too. 
wine-glass
Dessert was delectable too with a mini (but I assure you there was nothing mini in its richness) Mile-High Apple Pie from Village Bake Shoppe. Oh my word, what a treat! Again, all locally made and oh so delicious. This course was paired with a new to my palate wine from Black Willow Wine, a mead. My hubby knew what it was immediately, but I learned it was honey-based from a local winery. A really unique flavour and texture for sure, this was really a neat experience for me. I can absolutely see myself using this with cinnamon sticks and apples this fall…their marketing head suggested it too ;). 
Niagara-falls-dessert
‎The whole trip felt like a trip that took me hours away, but really it’s only a little over an hour from home. So many wonderful things are in the region to explore and I really was very impressed. No worrying about flights either ;). 
royalty-chair
If you’re looking for a getaway where you can have a bit of everything, and have some of the tastiest treats around, this is a destination you simply have to put on your list.
My thanks to the Sheraton for the lovely and oh so comfy room and hospitality as well as the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation for showing us the beauty in this region and giving us a literal and metaphorical ‘Taste’ of the region. 
Have you been to the area? Tell me about it below! 

Comments

  1. I have not been to Niagara Falls in years! We went when I was about 6 and I remember the rushing sounds of the falls. I would love to go back.

  2. I have always wanted to visit Niagara Falls! I just love your photos!
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  3. I have never been there but have always wanted to. Looks like a fun place to visit!

  4. http://Danielle%20K says

    I have always wanted to go to Niagara Falls – will have to plan a trip there next summer. That apple pie looks to die for!

  5. http://husvarphoto says

    I'm loving your Niagara Falls posts! Learning so much — next time I visit I will be having so much more fun. I haven;t been in like 12 years or more but I'm looking forward to taking the kids for the first time!!
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  6. http://Elizabeth%20Matthiesen says

    It certainly sounds like you had a marvellous time and thoroughly enjoyed yourself and the food too 🙂 . I'm afraid it's too far away from me (Alberta) but should I ever head that way again then I'll definitely put this on my list of places to go 🙂

  7. http://Kerrie says

    Love reading about a part of Niagara I haven't visited before. Looks like a great reason to visit again!
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  8. http://kathy%20downey says

    I have not been to Niagara Falls,would love to go,thanks for the read

  9. We used to go to Niagra all the time when I was growing up. I have not been in years though, hopefully we can get our kids there soon. I have such great memories of it.
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  10. http://massholemommy says

    The more I read about all the stuff you did there, the more I want to get back.

  11. What a fun way to get away without having to take the time and money to get away! I love it!
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  12. We are always in Niagara Falls but have never heard of these places! This looks like a fantastic time! My boys would freak out over this!! Thanks for sharing this!

  13. My husband and I have talked about going to Niagra a few times. I think this looks like a great place to stop should we go. The food sounds amazing!

  14. I have never boon to Niagra Falls sadly enough-I am a New Yorker born and bred (but downstate). One of these days I am going to drive on up there–There is nothing quite like apple cider from New York State apples!

  15. My dad used to live in Buffalo – for over 20 years. We've visited Niagara MANY times and always loved it!

  16. http://becca112971 says

    I have never been hear but it looks wonderful. Must add to want to see places.

  17. I love Niagara Falls. I have been there a few times but never taken the family. I think that I need to do that next.
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  18. What a nice side of Niagara! I didn’t think of the other things to do and where to stay. We went there but it was a day trip basically. Looks like that hotel was awesome for you all!

  19. I haven't been to Niagara Falls in a long time. After reading your post, I want to go back now!!

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